Joseph Skipsey

Joseph Skipsey (1832 - September 3, 1903) was a British poet, born near North Shields.

From childhood he worked in the mines. He published a few pieces of poetry in 1859, and soon after left working underground and became caretaker of Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon. During the last 30 years of his life he published several volumes of poetry, including "The Collier Lad" and "Carols from the Coal Fields"; and he edited some volumes for the "Canterbury Poets." "Memoir" by R. S. Watson (1908).

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